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Chocolate Granola, only 6 Ingredients

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When I was making this Granola, I was thinking about a story I read about a man who for a bet ate a spoonful of unsoaked Chia seeds and ended up in the emergency room. Apparently they stuck to his throat and he couldn’t swallow any more and all sorts of horrible things happened to this poor man.
The reason I’m telling you this is because it shocked me so much, I never thought of it as being dangerous to eat Chia seeds.
So basically I am warning you, always soak your Chia seeds before consuming, just to be safe.
I use to sprinkle them over salads, but now I don’t anymore, I mean you never know. Why take any chances, right?

This fantastic Granola is chocolatey and super crunchy. It has very little fat and very little sweetener. All natural, all healthy, ’cause that’s what we’re doing this month. Are you with me?



Vegan ✔

Vegetarian  ✔

Gluten free  ✔

Dairy free  ✔

Ref. sugar free  ✔

Egg free  ✔



Large Mason Jar
Parchment Paper
Baking Tray



4 Cups whole rolled Oats
1 Cup large Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup whole Almonds
1/3 Cup Honey or agave syrup
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Cacao Powder

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Pre heat the oven to 160 C / 320 F

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients.
Layer a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the granola mix out evenly over the baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Toss the granola around at least 4 times during cooking time making sure it toasts evenly all over.
After 30 minutes. Take out the tray and leave to cool completely before storing away in a large Mason jar or similar.
Will keep for about three to four weeks.

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If you try this recipe let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #thecookingspoonblog on instagram! You’ll make my day!



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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Granola, only 6 Ingredients

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you so much Annika . It’s so easy it’s almost embarrassing. My daughters eats it by the handful as a snack. Yeay to that 🙂

  1. Sandhya says:

    Myra, Good tip about the chia seeds. That is pretty scary. I had never thought of it.
    This granola looks so healthy and yummy! Love your photos too…I am drooling here 🙂

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